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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Have you: Have you had injury or surgery on your knee? It will show abnormalities but discuss with your orthopedist.
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
It is possible: Of all the medical imaging used to evaluate the knee, MRI would be the most likely to show scar tissue. Very mild scar tissue may not be visible, but ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Sabb
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Hi, MRI is the best imaging modality to see scar tissue in the knee. Scar tissue will show up as dark tissue or signal on the MRI. Scarring is most c ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Absolutely!: What many people don't realize is that their bodies work hard to protect themselves. It is not uncommon when someone breaks a leg, for the opposite s ... Read More
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Yes It Can: Often scar tissue is like a spider's web and nerves can get tethered inside this web. Nerves have to move around normally, but when tethered they get ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your orthopedist and ask will this really help you. That's what is most important. If it's not going to help then don't do it.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Yes: One should be able to see scar tissue if it is present. Though, I am not sure an overuse injury would cause scar tissue.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neetha Shetty-alva
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Mri alone: Contrast is to look at blood vessels. Scar is dead tissue. No blood vessels. Dead skin. No contrast required.
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: an MRI tailored for prostate evaluation can detect cancers(masses, not individual cells which are too small to resolve) and other abnormalities. Biop ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer: Though scar tissue in the inguinal region from prior surgery (most commonly inguinal hernia repair) can be associated with pain in the groin an/or tes ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
Depends...: Depends on which sequence you are seeing it. There are many sequences on mri.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
It can: Depending on the amount of scar tissue and its location. Mri is excellent at looking at the soft tissues of the knee. If your knee clicks, a MRI will ... Read More

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